A mesmerising new canon in their already formidable arsenal.
Being accomplished at something very rarely gets the praise that it truly deserves. To be accomplished means that you’ve mastered your craft, and can now naturally turn your hand to that particular something with unwavering confidence and consistency. And for that Blaenavon can well and truly take that crown, delivering time and time again with a level of fullness and richness that leaves you thinking that this time, maybe they’ve found their zone. The comes ‘Let's Pray’, a potent and packed banger if we’ve ever heard one, and a track that from start to finish holds your eardrums in a hypnotic fix - as a mesmerising new canon in their already formidable arsenal.
Beacons of doom and gloom-indie in a manner that seems to combine the very best of The Horrors and The Wytches into one unique package, in ‘Let's Pray’ Blaenavon really hit their stride. The momentous and heavy breakdowns of previous singles ‘I Will The World’ and ‘Hell Is My Head’ may have shaken things up, but with ‘Let's Pray’ there’s a level of sophisticated swagger that breathes throughout.
Whether it’s frontman Ben Gregory’s chilling vocal line of “Let's Pray for death” or the manner in which he delivers it, there’s little doubt that he is set to be a voice that could define an entire era of music, a soothing confident tone that seems to rise above any and everything.
We knew Blaenavon were great. We knew they were set to become a truly vital band. But we never knew that they would hit their stride with this much confidence so soon. It seems we don’t need to pray for them after all. Jamie Muir